This is a really good, really dependable flat iron that is probably worth the money if you straighten your hair every 1-4 days. I have collarbone-length straightish, fine, frizzy hair. On the highest heat setting (something in the 400s--whoa!) the Hai gets my hair poker straight in one pass. I don't like that look, so I put it on a lower setting, about 260, and it makes my hair nice and polished while retaining volume. Other pluses: it heats quickly, and styles last a lot longer without frizz, even in humid weather (after a day or so, though, I always have to re-flatiron). Probably the last straightener you'll ever buy.
HAI is the best ceramic flat iron I have EVER used... It is costly but worth ever penny, I hae purchased two differet sizes I have the 1 1/4 and the 1 in. I really like the 1 in. more cause I can do LOTS of cute styles. I do use my flat iron 4 days a week, I have really curly hair.
I had been using a cheapo flatiron, it was ceramic but took forever to heat up and was really wide and hard to get close to my roots. Found the HAI on ebay, read the MUA reviews and ordered it. So glad I did! Super light, heats up fast, and easy to use...the old flatiron is getting chucked.
this flat iron changed my life! no kidding! i use to have super crazy frizzy curly hair that would take hours to manage. nowadays it only takes 15 minutes to straighten my curly hair. i love it! however, i think my iron is dying on me since the red light doesn't blink. i've had it for only two year. i'll repurchase again once it officially dies cuz i don't know what i would do without it.
I've had this hair iron for 2 years now and it has changed my life. My nickname when I was younger was "brillo-head" because of my thick frizzy dry hair. I've tried every conditioner, anti-frizz product, and blow dryer there is and nothing on the planet makes my hair look as shiny and beautiful as it does after using the hai iron. I gets tons of compliments all the time now on how beautiful and shiny my hair is. Like others though, I have noticed that it does seem to increase my split ends and can make my hair drier sometimes, but having straight pretty hair is totally worth the extra time and money spent on more conditioning and haircuts.
This is a fantastic straightening iron and I've had mine for over a year now. When I use this, I don't have to worry about my hair. That's it. No bad hair days. Sometimes, I actually think my hair might look a bit too perfect and straight! Can you believe that? We're never happy. I always make sure to use a heat spray or a silicone serum before using it, though. Love it!
I can't believe I haven't written a review for this yet. I've on my fourth year of using my Hai ceramic iron. Without a doubt the best investment I've ever made for my hair. I have wavy, dry, unruly hair and with some shine serum, this iron makes my hair look like silk. I just can't get the same results blowing out my hair, even with an ion drier. I've used friends' flat-irons sometimes before going out for the night and I'm never as satisfied with the results and left wishing that I had my Hai. I've brought it cross country and around the world with me on vacations because I just can't live without it for when I want to straighten my hair. If it ever dies out on me I will definitely repurchase.
I just had to jump on the bandwagon and add to all the wonderful reviews for this flat iron. I just got mine today as a birthday gift, and I am in love! I have thick, naturally waivy hair, and it never looked more smooth, straight, and shiny than after using this! All I can say is THANKS MUA-another winner found with your help!
Awesome flat iron. I love it! It works great.
Its funny that I havn't wrote a review of this yet, because I've been using it on me and my sister for a year, I don't need to re-write what everyone else has said its all true. Its better than CHI and the absolute BEST flatiron ever, and amoung the cheapest "PROFESSIONAL Salon Flatirons" You'll never regret buying this!